Sonny Boy writes his mother from Czechoslovakia that censorship has ended. He is practicing his accordian. He details his overseas service, from his arrival in England, through France, freeing prisoners of war and taking shellings. He writes about killing German soldiers and losing men in his platoon.
France; Germany; Czechoslovakia
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; censorship;
Digital reproduction of a 10-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 8
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; May 22, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 524.